#MEET THE TEAM
The MENTA team understand business. They have first-hand experience of running successful businesses of their own, they talk the language of business and understand every business benefits from a friendly ear and some expert advice. At MENTA our team are here to help you and your business. We offer advice, coaching, online and face-to-face business training as well as events across Norfolk and Suffolk. The MENTA team are supported by non-executive board members.
As MENTA’s CEO, Alex has a passion for business. He is inspired by meeting entrepreneurial and creative people, and is driven to build on Suffolk and Norfolk's success and national recognition as a thriving area to live and work. Alex has a love of vintage design and cars.
Business Centre Coordinator
Mary fulfils an integral role in the day-to-day running of MENTA Bury St Edmunds. She is responsible for ensuring all business centre operations run as smoothly as possible for colleagues, partners and clients.
Business Centre Co-ordinator
Yvonne has a wealth of customer service experience. You will find her at our Bury St Edmunds business centre, where she brings passion for the delivery of excellent customer service, and is always welcoming and ready to help.
Head of Property
Paul is based at our Haverhill business centre and is passionate about the future of business in the town. He is eager to play a part in ensuring the success stories of local businesses, providing advice that is practical and forward thinking. Paul is host of our networking events in Haverhill.
Head of Enterprise and Programmes
A former Head of Learning Curriculum for RBS, John now leads our enterprise and business start-up team. He is a key contact in business relationships across Norfolk and Suffolk, and is energised by supporting the region’s entrepreneurial community.
Monica delivers support services to clients of our refugee entrepreneurship project. Working across the East of England with one-to-one advice and business support.
With an administrative, co-ordination and project support background, Emma provides assistance for the ERDF Project and other activities within the organisation to support MENTA colleagues and clients.
Maggie provides administrative support for various MENTA projects and business activities. She particularly enjoys assisting colleagues with research, as well as helping clients as they start and develop their businesses.
For Rachael, her role is about the finer details, providing high-level administrative and project support to her colleagues across the county as well as overseeing MENTA’s supplier contracts.
With more than thirty years experience in Financial Services, including giving Mortgage Advice, leadership and talent development and supporting businesses with card and on-line payments, Pete has a passion for helping people to achieve their goals through training and coaching to help them start, run and grow their businesses successfully.
Learning Development Manager – Programmes
Tim brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in business management, leadership, sales and service gained from many leadership roles across a variety of business areas in the last 37 years plus. Tim is developing and delivering current and topical learning programmes to help you lead and run your business more effectively and make the difference to you, your business, your employees and your customers.